"We hope, by exchange of information, to locate as many roosts as possible in Hampshire, and to persuade the public by displays, talks and so on that bats are not the macabre creatures horror films would have us believe, and that 'Bats Need Friends'." - Mike Dobson, HBG Founder (1984)

Hampshire Bat Group is a registered charity made up of volunteer members. As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, we aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because their numbers have decreased drastically in recent years, mainly due to loss of habitat.

Please note that, as a matter of routine, Hampshire Bat Group does not undertake surveys for commercial purposes or to formally object to planning applications.

Recent Announcements

  • Meeting on 27th April On Thursday 27th April we will be holding our Annual General Meeting. Offers to join our committee will be welcomed. After the brief formal business, we will have a demonstration of a variety of types of bat detectors and sound analysis software. Hopefully the weather will be good enough to allow us to try them out in the Swanwick Lakes nature reserve. This meeting will be at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre as usual, starting with refreshments from 7 pm.
    Posted Mar 31, 2017, 4:57 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
  • Meeting on 30th March At our meeting on Thursday 30th March at Swanwick Lakes, our Recorder, Nik Knight, will give a presentation on "Hampshire's Bat Records and what they can tell us".
    Posted Mar 10, 2017, 9:12 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
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